Butcher, 24, whose house was raided by Libby Squire cops is dad-of-two with passion for martial arts and dance music


A BUTCHER whose house was pounced on by cops probing the Libby Squire disappearance is a dad-of-two with a passion for martial arts and dance music.

Officers last night stormed the home of Polish-born Paweł Rełowicz, which is less than a mile from where the 21-year-old student was last seen a week ago.


Cops swooped on the home of 24-year-old butcher Pawel Rełowicz
Libby Squire
Libby Squire went missing seven days ago in Hull
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The married butcher has two young children according to open Facebook pages – a two-year-old son and a baby boy born last October.

On his Facebook page, Rełowicz appears to be a proud family man who posts photos of his children and wife, who he wed in June last year.


On Christmas Day, he posted a photo of his family stood in front of a tree with the caption “with my family” and a heart emoji.

He is a member of a martial arts school in Hull and is a supporter of Polish football club Legia Warsaw.

The dad appears to have an interesting in gaming and has Liked games such as Fortnite and League of Legends among others.

Other interests on his Facebook include photography and club music from musicians such as DJ Juicy M and house DJ Michael Bibi.

Pawel posts pictures of his family on his open Facebook page
Rełowicz is married with two young children
Him and his wife have two young children
Rełowicz is a member of a martial arts group on Facebook
A silver Vauxhall Astra was last night removed from the home on Raglan Street and forensic officers were seen going in and out of the rented property.

Crime scene investigators were today seen entering the terraced, two-storey home and detectives made door-to-door enquiries.
Cops were also combing wasteland a mile away from the home as the search entered its seventh day.

They confirmed this morning an unidentified 24-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of abduction in connection with Libby’s disappearance.

He is currently still in custody and Libby’s parents have been informed of the development.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said this afternoon Libby’s disappearance is still being treated as a missing person’s enquiry.

He added: “Our number one priority is to find Libby Squire and we are still conducting extensive searches and appealing for any information from the public.

My officers have been and will continue to work around the clock in our search for Libby.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson

“Last night a 24-year-old man from Hull was arrested on suspicion of abduction at an address on Raglan Street. He is still in custody.

“I can also confirm that we have recovered a car on Raglan Street which is currently forming just one part of our investigation.

“During the course of our investigations we have spoken to a taxi driver and another motorist who stopped to help Libby on the night. I want to make it clear that these two individuals are not suspects in this enquiry.

“My officers have been and will continue to work around the clock in our search for Libby.”


Neighbours said Relowicz moved in to the property on Raglan Street, in Hull, around a year ago.

Administrator Matthew Shranz, 22, who lives on the same street, arrived home on the street at around 9.40pm last night and saw a cop and “crime scene investigator” talking with each other.

He added: “I went inside my house, had a shower and came back down and heard a lot of noise and a vehicle.

“The CSI Guy was dressed in a white suit. He was going in and out of the house with his kit.

“He was taking his kit in, including brushes to dust for fingerprints.

“By 11.30pm there were two CSI guys working together on the house.

“One was sorting the kit but the other came out with a black box with an orange tag on it and he had navy coloured clothes in his hands.”

Another man who lives near the couple said: “The police came here around 9.15pm. They said they were looking for the guy who lives at that house.

“They wanted access to the back. To me it felt like they wanted access to the back because were obviously trying to arrest someone and they feared he might disappear.”

Locals also said a police helicopter had been hovering above the street for hours on Wednesday afternoon – shortly before the cops pounced on the address.


A huge search was launched after Libby vanished with cops searching a river and pond close to her university home in Hull, East Yorks, but no trace has been found.

Bins, drains and gardens were also combed by officers but searches have so far proved fruitless.

Her parents, Lisa, 48, and Russell, 53, have now travelled from the family home in High Wycombe, Bucks, to Hull.

The couple visited her home on Wellesley Avenue in the city – close to the University – and walked around the area where she was last seen.


Desperate pals yesterday spoke of their fears the philosophy and religion student may have been snatched.

One said: “It’s always been in our minds. How could it not? The longer it goes on the more we are worrying.

“The police have searched the local river, the pond, they’ve searched gardens, bins, drains and she’s still nowhere to be seen.”

Friend Lauren Goodman said: “Libby has always got to a phone or made sure someone knows she is safe. To not hear from her at all is completely not like her.”

Another pal Chloe Wise said: “Libby is still out there somewhere. Please if you know anything at all don’t hesitate to contact police.”


It comes after a horrified neighbour revealed she heard a woman’s “blood-curdling” screams at 12.30am last Friday.

The resident said the terrified high-pitched cry was loud enough to make her sit up in bed and yell “oh my god”.

Just 45 minutes earlier, Libby was captured on CCTV 100 yards away sat on a bench near her student digs.

She had earlier been put in a taxi by pals after she was turned away from the Welly Club at 11pm on Thursday.

She was then seen staggering and falling over outside her house.

Libby was wearing a black long sleeved top, leather jacket and black denim skirt with lace and had been drinking heavily.

Police found lip gloss, a screwdriver and a hammer in a hedge close to where she was last seen but it was not known if they are connected to the case.


Libby’s parents Lisa and Russell made an emotional video appeal for help in finding their daughter.

Lisa, 48, said: “Libby, my darling pie. We just want to know that you are safe.


11pm Thursday January 31: Libby is refused entry at Welly Club, Beverley Road, 4km from her home. The student was put into a taxi home.

11.30pm: Libby was seen staggering around outside her student digs on Wellesley Ave

11.45pm: CCTV captures Libby sitting on a bench on Beverley Road, close to the junction of Haworth Street.

She was also helped by a motorist

12.09am: Police believe Libby stayed in the area for about half an hour

12.30am: A neighbour hears ‘blood-curdling’ screams

February 3 midday: Forensic officers find screwdriver, claw hammer and lip gloss 40 yards from where Libby was last seen

February 6: A 24-year-old man is arrested in connection with the disappearance less than a mile from Libby’s home


“The whole family is missing you, especially me and your dad, sisters and brother.

“It is breaking my heart not knowing where you are. I love you more.”

Russell, 53, added: “Libby is our kind, thoughtful, beautiful girl. We just want her home.”

The 24-year-old butcher lives less than a mile from where Libby vanished

Forensic officers at the home today
The crime scene investigation unit arrived at around midday
The 24-year-old was arrested at this address in Hull last night

Police with a dog enter the home less than a mile from where Libby vanished

A car was last night removed from the street where the suspect was arrested
Libby Squire
Searches for missing university student Libby Squire, 21, have so far proved fruitless


Officers also looked in drains on a playing field

Libby Squire
The couple visited her home on Wellesley Avenue in the city – close to the University – and walked around the area where she was last seen


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